Winner of multiple awards, Toyota’s flagship sedan also features a wealth of advanced technologies in two beautifully equipped editions
 
(TORONTO – October 22, 2013) Every journey is rich and rewarding, behind the wheel of the 2014 Toyota Avalon.
 
“Avalon is Toyota’s flagship passenger car, and its passionate styling, innovative technologies and dynamic performance symbolize our new design and product direction for Toyota sedans,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President at Toyota Canada Inc. “What’s more, Avalon’s exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality construction deliver remarkable value, to make Avalon the winner of multiple awards allowing it to stand out in the premium mid-size segment in Canada.”
 
Designed, engineered and built in North America, for North American drivers, the 2014 Toyota Avalon sports a fresh, modern look… driver-focused, responsive performance… and an impressive complement of premium features included as standard equipment. Offered in two models plus an available Premium Package, it’s easy for Canadian drivers to find the Avalon with the comfort, performance and features they desire – plus the safety, quality and overall value that they’ve come to expect from Toyota.
 
A powerful 3.5-litre V6 engine delivers superior power and efficiency: Up to 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a hydraulic six-speed Super ECT automatic transmission with sequential shift mode. As a result, the Avalon delivers remarkable acceleration, silky-smooth shifts, and impressive fuel efficiency of just 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres (city/highway combined). A sport-mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters allow drivers to take full advantage of Avalon’s highly responsive drive train and enhances the electric power steering and throttle response for a more engaging driving experience. Drivers may also select Avalon’s Eco mode, which maximizes fuel efficiency by balancing driving performance and systems such as air conditioning to maximize fuel efficiency.
 
Avalon’s suspension has been specially engineered to provide outstanding ride comfort while delivering enhanced agility and stable cornering. The front Macpherson strut suspension features inversely-wound springs and dampers to deliver improved steering feel, while the dual link rear suspension helps Avalon achieve an ideal balance between ride quality and handling precision. Both suspension systems are enhanced with stabilizer bars.
 
Avalon’s electric power steering adjusts to vehicle speed, to create a lighter steering sensation at lower speeds and increased on-centre feel at higher speeds.
 
Safety is always paramount for Toyota, so the Avalon features a full complement of active and passive systems to protect driver, passengers and other users of the road. The Avalon features 10 airbags to cushion occupants from every angle. Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all five seating positions feature front seat anchor height adjusters and rear seat comfort guides. Other standard safety systems include a back-up camera, fast-acting and highly visible LED rear high-mount stop lamp, window jam protection, anchor points for child seats, child protector rear door locks, and more. As with every new Toyota since 2011, the 2014 Avalon is standard equipped with the six active safety technologies of the Star Safety System: Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control (with off switch), Traction Control and Smart Stop Technology work together to help drivers avoid potential accident situations.
 
As Toyota’s flagship sedan, every 2014 Avalon comes with many comfort, convenience and style features as standard. These include: 6.1” Display Audio system with navigation system, featuring USB audio input, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, integrated XM Satellite Radio, nine speakers, SMS-to-speech and email-to-speech capabilities, advanced voice recognition, phonebook and streaming audio; dual zone automatic climate control; a driver’s seat memory system linked to exterior mirrors; rear seat fold-down centre armrest with trunk pass-through; power locks with automatic lock with shifter activation and keyless entry; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; Power windows with automatic up/down function for all windows and window jam protection; a driver-focused instrument cluster including multi-information display with steering wheel-mounted controls, dual-trip odometer, tachometer, Eco indicator, outside temperature gauge and more; cruise control; integrated garage door opener; backup camera in navigation display; auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated compass; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; tilting/telescoping steering column; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; simulated leather door trim and chrome inner door handles; plenty of thoughtful in-cabin storage; map lamps; 12V accessory power outlet; anti-theft system; power fuel-lid release; 18” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; power adjustable heated exterior mirrors with integrated signal lamps; power moon roof with sun shade; dual exhaust; double-eye projector ellipsoid system low-beams and the automatic headlamp system; fog lamps; and more.
 
The 2014 Toyota Avalon is available in two models:
 
The Toyota Avalon XLE (Starting MSRP: $36,995)
The Avalon XLE features: leather seat surfaces; heated front seats; eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger seat; variable intermittent wipers with mist feature and projector style headlamps.
 
The Toyota Avalon Limited (Starting MSRP: $39,050)
The Avalon Limited features: premium leather seat surfaces; heated and ventilated front seats; 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat; aluminum scuff plates; a premium interior lighting package; LCD colour climate control panel; Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems; unique alloy wheel design; side view mirrors enhanced with auto-dimming feature and puddle lamps; variable intermittent wipers with mist feature and automatic wiper system; auto-leveling HID headlamps; and LED daytime running lights.
  • The Avalon Limited may be further enhanced with the available Premium Package, which adds: three-zone independent automatic climate control with rear seat controls; heated rear seats; power rear window sunshade; 11-speaker JBL premium audio system; Toyota’s pre-collision system; dynamic radar cruise control; and the automatic high-beam feature.
The 2014 Toyota Avalon is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/avalon
 
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.